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The Way to the West
Hitchcock went the wrong way! Head south by southwest with this travelogue from Bath to Cornwall.
Travelogue 1947 17 mins
Where are the cowboys? Britain’s Old West is a little different. From the pump rooms and pageantry of Bath this beautifully-shot film meanders southwest through the Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury and Dartmoor towards Devon and Cornwall. It was the first of the series Travelling Around, which did just that, capturing some delightful portraits of people and places on the way. It’s a filmic postcard sponsored by the Travel and Industrial Development Association.
The Taylor Family Days Out
Home movie 1959 35 mins Location: Mundesley
In 1959, the extended Taylor family head to the Norfolk coast every Sunday for picnics and a lark about.
Travelogue 1916 1 mins Location: Cheddar Gorge
Pure tranquillity in rural Somerset, a world away from the war raging on the continent.
John Laing & Son Staff Outings 1953
Amateur film 1953 67 mins Location: Llandudno
The builders of some of Britain's biggest landmarks go on a jolly to celebrate the Queen's coronation year.
Where the Cheese Comes From
Travelogue 1926 12 mins Location: Glastonbury
Blessed are the cheesemakers of Somerset in this tour of Cheddar and nearby Glastonbury.
One Summer in Somerset
Travelogue 1968 19 mins Location: Weston-super-Mare
Hitch a ride with a glamorous blonde in a convertible sports car, and take a spin around the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare and its surroundings.
Travelogue 1930 9 mins Location: Cheddar Gorge
A stencil-coloured journey through gorgeous gorges, picturesque villages and spa town pomp in this West Country travelogue made circa 1930.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Shiraz: A Romance of India
Historical drama 1928 106 mins
This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.
Building the 3rd Orpington Boy Scout Group Headquarters
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Orpington
Follow construction of the new Scout Hall, from breaking ground to the finishing touch - the mounting of a moose head!
National Scoutcar Racing in Brighton
Amateur film 1967 3 mins Location: Brighton
Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.
Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Amateur film 1982 2 mins Location: Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Fete at Erith
Amateur film 1979 3 mins Location: Erith
Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.